hFamily law encompasses all sorts of issues related to family relationships. This includes marriage, divorce, alimony, child custody, pre-nuptial agreements, adoption, family-sourced inheritances, child abuse, paternity claims, and many other cases involving family members. It can often be difficult to remain fair and unbiased when handling legal issues; it becomes even more difficult when family is involved. A family law attorney worth your time and money can help you choose the best path to resolve your issue while treating each case with the care and attention that it deserves.

Divorce

One of the most common reasons for hiring an attorney for family court is divorce. The process of divorce is rarely simple and can result in serious detriment to the lives of you and your loved ones. Even in cases of uncontested divorce, an attorney is almost always recommended to make sure you receive proper representation. Divorce cases are often complicated and require extensive legal knowledge to confidently litigate, which in most cases only a certified attorney can provide. If you decide to pursue a divorce, one of the most important things to consider is your legal representation. A family law attorney can help protect the rights entitled to you to ensure that your life is protected.

Child Custody

Florida courts can determine the custody of a child based on several factors. These include the parents’ capacity to care for the child, the financial status of each of the parents, the mental and emotional health of each parents, and other criteria that help decide which parent will take primary custody. In some cases, joint custody may be awarded, in which case both parents continue to act as guardians to the child. In the case of violent tendencies, a history of drug use, or other behaviors unconducive to good parenting, visitation rights may be taken away to ensure the welfare of the child. In most cases, child custody varies greatly based on the circumstance, so these cases are best handled by a legal professional. A child’s upbringing can carry consequences for the rest of his or her life; providing a healthy environment for your child is the top priority.

Domestic Violence

Defined as any sort of assault conducted by a family member toward another member of the family, domestic violence can consist of any sort of assault charge, such as physical abuse, death threats, and sexual assault and battery. A common option for victims of domestic violence is to pursue an injunction against the offender. Florida law takes domestic violence very seriously and requires complete police investigation of all cases related to domestic violence. Injunctions can be temporary or final based on the severity of the case. An injunction helps to prevent the offender from inflicting further abuse upon the victim. Violating an injunction can result in serious consequences, such as fines and jail time. Oftentimes, a victim of domestic violence can feel as though there is no way out; however, the help provided by an attorney for family court matters can help you out of a difficult situation.

If you have any questions about finding an attorney for family matters, please contact North Tampa Law Group at (813) 518-7411 or complete a free online case evaluation. We represent clients during stressful and difficult times in their lives. We are empathetic, responsive, and push for a quick resolution. We look forward to helping you resolve your issue quickly, fairly, and in a way that will help you to return to the stable, predictable life that you deserve.